Lagos Govt Arraign Man Who Allegedly Assaulted LASTMA Official
Director of Public Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi made the announcement in a statement released on Monday, November 16.
According to the statement, Emmanuel in the company of some persons who are now at large were said to have assaulted Lukman in the Lekki area of the state.
The statement partly reads;
Ben Emmanuel in the company of some persons who are now at large was alleged to have assaulted and inflicted injuries on Ismaila Lukman, a LASTMA officer, while carrying out his assigned official duty on Sunday 8th November 2020 at Jakande Junction area in Lekki.
The state government had through the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, the Director of Public Prosecutions on November 10, “arraigned Ben Emmanuel before Yaba, Chief Magistrate Court on a (2) two count Charge of Grievous Bodily Harm under Section. 245 and Resisting a Public Officer while engaged in the discharge of his Lawful duties under Section 117(1).”
While the Magistrate Court granted Ben Emmanuel, bail in the sum of N500,000 and two bail sureties, the case has been adjourned till November 26 for trial.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Justice warned “recalcitrant members of the Public to stop harassment of Officials of the State Government carrying out their lawful duties”.